Go all grown-up with some delicately distressed details and a pristinely pretty palette of dusky hues...
Limed Wooden Dressing Screen: £395. Tiana Boudoir Cushion: £40. Bird of Paradise Dress: £689.41 (Felice).
Diana Bust: £98; Persian Cowhide Rug in Brown, Blue & White: £688; Delphine French Mirror: £283
Introduce a touch of decadent grand stately home styling to your French boudoir or lounge with just a few carefully chosen details. Choose a clever twist on an expensive silk Persian rug with our Persian Cowhide Rug in Brown, Blue & White, French style furniture that's beautifully made with extravagant carved details and a hand distressed finish, and heavy embroidery onto silk-textured cushions and throws (and a stunning bejewelled Felice dress to hang from a dressing screen on a silk padded hanger when it's not being worn on very special occasions). French flea market finds such as marble urn vase or brass wall sconces finish the look perfectly, but if you haven't got the time to go in search of these treasures, an accessory or two from our collection like our Diana Bust should do the trick - bringing an established and distinguished feel to your shabby chic furniture scheme. For the real thing without leaving the country, we love Chelsea's Appley Hoare Antiques for pretty vellum covered books to fill a French wardrobe or bookcase shelf with, or French cafe signs to prop on your French console table.
Coral Shine Dress: £265.56, felice. Hastings Floor Lamp: £195; Heritage French Mirror: from £145; Heritage Shabby Chic Console Table: £245; Versailles Gold Chaise Longue: £1060. Image C/O 1st Option - Lordship Park N16 location
Think carvings, carvings, carvings! From French wardrobes to dressing screens, wall panelling, to corners on bedside tables, chests of drawers, shabby chic dressing tables, in fact all of the French furniture in your bedroom should be loaded with ornately carved details. A hint of sparkling antique gold gilt on your French shabby chic furniture is just glorious too.
We cannot wait for the launch of the spectacular Poetica collection at Harlequin - the Papier wallpaper which gives the effect of limestone plastered walls in a listed country house is so clever - limewashed wood shabby chic bedroom furniture, delicate cut glass chandeliers and layers of feminine textiles with satin sheens and gorgeous trims make this French bedroom design above one of the most covetable room schemes we've seen in a long time!
Author: Georgia Metcalfe, Managing Director, The French Bedroom Company